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" ... in glow of battle, and behave itself like iron. I do not mean to call an elephant a vulgar animal ; but if you think about him carefully, you will find that his non-vulgarity consists in such gentleness as is possible to elephantine nature ; not in... "
Ruskin: Modern painters. Of general principles and of truth. 5 v - Page 330
by John Ruskin - 1887
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Modern Painters ...

John Ruskin - 1860
...will find that his non-vulgarity consists in such gentleness as is possible to elephantine nature ; not in his insensitive hide, nor in his clumsy foot...sensitive mind, and capability of pique on points of honour. 6- And, though Tightness of moral conduct is ultimately the great purifier of race, the...
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Modern Painters ...: pt. 6. Of leaf beauty. pt. 7. Of cloud beauty. pt. 8-9 ...

John Ruskin - Aesthetics - 1860
...will find that his non-vulgarity consists in such gentleness as is possible to elephantine nature ; not in his insensitive hide, nor in his clumsy foot...capability of pique on points of honor. 6. And, though lightness of moral conduct is ultimately the great purifier of race, the sign of nobleness is not in...
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Precious Thoughts: Moral and Religious : Gathered from the Works of John Ruskin

John Ruskin, Louisa Caroline Tuthill - 1865 - 477 pages
...gentleness as is possible to elephantine nature; not in his insensitive hide, nor in his clumsy foct; but in the way he will lift his foot if a child lies...sensitive mind, and capability of pique on points of honour. And, though Tightness of moral conduct is ultimately the great purifier of race, the sign of...
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Precious Thoughts: Moral and Religious. Gathered from the Works of John ...

John Ruskin, Louisa Caroline Tuthill - 1866 - 349 pages
...will find that his non-vulgarity consists in such gentleness as is possible to elephantine nature; not in his insensitive hide, nor in his clumsy foot;...sensitive mind, and capability of pique on points of honour. And, though Tightness of moral conduct is ultimately the great purifier of race, the sign of...
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Selections from the Writings of John Ruskin

John Ruskin - 1868 - 479 pages
...will find that his non-vulgarity consists in such gentleness as is possible to elephantine nature ; not in his insensitive hide, nor in his clumsy foot...sensitive mind, and capability of pique on points of honour. And, though rightness of moral conduct is ultimately the great purifier of race, the sign of...
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Precious Thoughts: Moral and Religious, Volume 1

John Ruskin - 1868 - 349 pages
...will find that his non-vulgarity consists in such gentleness as is possible to elephantine nature ; not in his insensitive hide, nor in his clumsy foot;...sensitive mind, and capability of pique on points of honour. And, though rightness of moral conduct is ultimately the great purifier of race, the sign of...
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A Treasury of Table Talk

Treasury - 1868 - 128 pages
...elephantine nature ; not in his insensitive hide, nor his clumsy foot, but in the way he will lifi. his foot if a child lies in his way, and in his sensitive trunk, and still more sensl tive mind, and capability of pique on points of honour. Ru:kin. VANITY AND AFFECTATION. I will...
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Frost's Lawa and By-Laws of American Society

S. A. Frost - 1869
...will find that his non-vulgarity consists in such gentleness as is possible to elephantine nature; not in his insensitive hide, nor in his clumsy foot,...sensitive mind, and capability of pique on points of honor " Hence it will follow, that one of the probable signs of high breeding in men generally will be their...
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Precious Thoughts: Moral and Religious

Mrs. L. C. Tuthill - 1869
...will find that his non- vulgarity consists in such gentleness as is possible to elephantine nature ; not in his insensitive hide, nor in his clumsy foot;...sensitive mind, and capability of pique on points of honour. And, though tightness of moral conduct is ultimately the great purifier of race, the sign of...
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Good Manners: A Manual of Etiquette in Good Society

Etiquette - 1870 - 246 pages
...will find that his non-vulgarity consists in such gentleness as is possible to elephantine nature ; not in his insensitive hide, nor in his clumsy foot,...still more sensitive mind, and capability of pique on one of the probable signs of high breeding in men generally will be their kindness and mercifulness;...
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